Technology for Schools from Nitel
Lower Your Network Costs and Simplify E-Rate Administration
If you're like other schools and libraries across the country, your network needs to be as cost-effective as it is secure and reliable. At the same time, going through the E-Rate process can be exhausting.
Trust Nitel's Rural Expertise
Since many schools across the country are located outside of big cities -- and many in truly rural areas -- access to cost-effective network services isn't always possible. Fortunately, Nitel has helped dozens of rural schools lower their network costs while, in many cases, providing them more bandwidth than they had before.
Simplify the E-Rate Process -- Flexible Reimbursement Methods
As a registered E-Rate provider, Nitel works with dozens of schools across the country to help simplify the E-Rate process. Whether you are new to the process or you've been through it before, you will benefit from Nitel's ability to streamline the reimbursement process.
Eliminate the hassle of chasing down the federal government for your E-Rate reimbursement. Nitel files the SPI (Service Provider Invoice form -- FCC Form 474) on your behalf, so you only pay your portion of the invoice.
Many of our E-Rate clients prefer the control that comes with the BEAR (Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement -- FCC Form 472) method of reimbursement. Under this method, Nitel bills you for the full amount of your telecom services and you complete and submit the BEAR form and receive reimbursement direct from USAC.
Learn more about SPI vs. BEAR reimbursement methods.
Access to Over 100 Networks
As a virtual network operator, Nitel partners with over 100 trusted network providers like AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Level 3 and XO -- just to name a few. Our nationwide buying power drives costs down and enables schools like you to take advantage of low rates.
Products for Every Network
Whether you need to facilitate data connectivity across multiple schools and administrative buildings or simple looking for Internet connectivity, Nitel's team of network experts will help guide you to the best solution. Nitel works with E-Rate participants with the following network products:
- MPLS -- Facilitate multi-location connectivity cost-effectively by leveraging a private IP "cloud." With Nitel's MPLS service, you get secure, reliable connectivity among your school and administrative locations.
- Dedicated Internet Access -- Unlike DSL or cable Internet, our enterprise-grade dedicated Internet access ensures reliability and guarantees speed. The quality of your service is backed by competitive service level agreements (SLA) that protect you against sub-par service.
- Private Line -- Secure point-to-point connections that guarantee speed and reliability.
- Ethernet -- Benefit from the cost savings of Ethernet. Get more bandwidth for less while reducing your hardware costs by delivering your Internet, MPLS or private line service over an Ethernet connection.
- Voice -- Save money and enable unprecedented flexibility with n-Tellivoice™, Nitel's nationwide SIP based voice service.
Contact us to learn more.